Saturday, 29 September 2012

Tai Zi Heen, New Dim Sum Menu, Prince Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Hong Kong Roasted Duck
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Yang Zhou Fried Rice
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Steamed Dim Sum
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Prawn Rolls, with Mango and a Wasabi Mayonnaise
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Deep Fried Salmon Stuffed Yam Puffs with Buffalo Mozzarella
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Dim Sum, Chinese, fusion
Unagi Spring Roll Sticks with Parmesan Cheese
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Pan Fried Crispy Pancakes filled with prawns and chives
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Beancurd Skin Treasure Purse with Chicken and Prawns
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Mooncakes are also available this festive season. Both traditional and innovative varieties are a plenty. The texture of the classic Lotus Paste was seamlessly smooth and not too sweet, while the Macadamia, Oat and Dried Apricot (above) seemed almost like a healthy chewy biscuit - my personal favourite.
New Dim Sum Menu at Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur
Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
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Traditional Chinese harp music twanged in the background and large circular designs (good feng shui?) dominated the décor. Tai Zi Heen at the Prince Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur has a new dim sum menu, and we were there to try it out.  

Featuring traditional Hong Kong Dim Sum, Tai Zi Heen’s signature Dim Sum and, the popular Dim Sum Odyssey (exciting fusion varieties) there is no shortage of choices. The menu is divided into; Steamed; Pan-Fried; Deep-Fried; Baked; Rice Rolls; Congee; Rice; Noodles; Vegetables; and Desserts. We were fortunate enough to squeeze in a few items from most sections.

Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Double Boiled Watercress Soup
The Soup of the Day was a double boiled Watercress Soup. At first glance you’d never guess what bountiful delights awaited in the depths of this brew. Green leafy vegetables float to the top hiding meaty chunks of chicken, mushrooms, Chinese almonds and red dates. This traditional broth was a delicious start, packed with fresh ingredients, and set the tone for what was to come.

Another traditional crowd pleaser was next - Hong Kong Roasted Duck. The most important point, distinguishing an excellent duck from an average one, is the contrast between a super crispy skin and juicy meat. According to the chef, vinegar and maltose are the secret to a perfect crackling.

Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Rice Rolls
From the Wok came Yang Zhou fried rice and, from the Rice Rolls section soft wraps filled with shrimp and yellow chives and sided with bunches of bok choy. Both, well prepared, fresh, and quickly finished.

A whole host of little parcels then bombarded our table all at once. From the Steamed Dim Sum division an array of the classics arrived steaming in bamboo pots: Beancurd Skin Treasure Purse with Chicken and Prawns; Crystal Dumplings Filled with Dried Sole Har Kaw (a signature must order); Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings filled with mushrooms; Jade Dumplings with Scallops and Prawns (two critters from the sea that can’t be outdone when this fresh); and Purple Spinach Dumplings Topped with Mexican Clams giving a rather natural taste with the appearance of sliced mushrooms on top.

While my favourites are usually the lighter steamed specimens, hubby predictably falls for the unhealthier deep fried morsels every time. The Deep Fried Dim Sum, with its many fusion varieties, was well appreciated by our dining companions – locals and foreigners alike. Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Prawn Rolls, with mango and a wasabi mayonnaise, were covered in a tangle of brittle batter and approved of by all. All three plates: Deep Fried Salmon Stuffed Yam Puffs with Buffalo Mozzarella; Unagi Spring Roll Sticks with Parmesan Cheese; and Pan Fried Crispy Pancakes filled with prawns and chives; received high acclaim and a unanimous vote of 'repeat order' worthiness.

Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, best dim sum
Mango Pudding
Mango Pudding formed into the shape of a volcano and bathed with a fresh passionfruit sauce and side of berries finished the meal on a sweet, but not overly saccharine ending.

All you can eat dim sum at Tai Zi Heen is available every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday from 11:30am – 2:30pm for RM65++ per person. All of the items can also be ordered a la carte for lunch and dinner during the rest of the week.

Reason to visit:  All you can eat dim sum – especially some of the deep fried fusion varieties

Tai Zi Heen
Prince Hotel and Residences
Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2170 8888

20 comments:

  1. Those fusion dim sum items are the ones I am most interested in trying. The traditional ones look so good, too. These photos are making my mouth water. I don't know how you kept everyone from grabbing the food before you could photograph it.

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    1. Me too. I found the fusion versions interesting and yummy.

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  2. The crispy pancake packed with prawns is so enticing!

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  3. wah.. look at all the dim sum treasures.... drooling.....

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    1. I'm slowly discovering the huge variety of dim sum. Didn't realize there were so many options.

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  4. Lots of great dim sum at Tai Zi Heen, very impressed!

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  5. i'm itching for some roast duck! the one in your pic looks great, with lotsa juicy flesh and crisp skin :D

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    1. My local buddies love roast duck! I enjoy it in small portions - mostly because I can't eat too much of the fatty skin.

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  6. Why dim sum got duck, got fried rice one?

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  7. Hey, the food here look really nice! I like the crispy ones. Mmmmm, I wanna try making the Crispy Pancakes some day :)

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    1. Oh, you're like hubby - give him deep fried and crispy any day.

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  8. Like the dim sum. Would try it.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. I wonder if you get a good variety of dim sum in Europe?

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  9. We had dinner at Tai Zi Heen before, the food quite nice, will try their dim sum next! :)

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    1. I've tried only a few of the dishes not on the dim sum menu and so far so good.

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  10. Woah.. the first picture has already 'open up' my appetite!! I AM INSANELY HUNGRY RIGHT NOW...;'( worse part is knowing that there's no way for dim sum right now..huhu..

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    1. I so agree with you. Not good to look at food pics when you're hungry!

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